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jancola
« on: April 01, 2008 11:31:56 AM »

First off, the idea of making a jewelry organizer from a picture frame is not new.  I most recently saw it posted on Craftzine, from this blog, http://daisyjanie.typepad.com/daisyjanie/2008/01/how-to-jewelry.html.  My necklaces have been crying out for one for a while, so this challenge was a good motivation for me to put my own spin on that idea.

Here's what I came up with:



The Making of...

From the "99 Cents Only" store I bought a wide photo frame, three packages of meat skewers, and some printer paper (not shown).  Total $5



I removed the glass from the frame, and covered the cardboard backing with a fabric scrap I had, a white crane print.  I also re-painted the frame white, as it was showing some dollar store wear and tear.



I cut up the printer paper into little squares, and then folded it into tiny origami cranes.  I used Mod Podge on the cranes for durability and shine.



I stuck the skewers through the cranes, then pushed the skewers through the cardboard, and folded down the ends of the skewers and taped them down for safety.



Presto!  Dollar store necklace organizer, white crane style. Close up:



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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008 11:35:26 AM »

Okay, that's really cool.  I love the tiny little origami cranes!
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008 11:40:03 AM »

Wow! I interrupted my husband (who was working) to show him how beautiful this is! This is my favorite thing about the dollar store challenges and swaps -- when people as talented as you make something so beautiful out of so little.

Thank you for sharing. I'm totally inspired!
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008 11:42:09 AM »

this is so beautiful!  it rocks.
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008 11:46:29 AM »

Thank you! *blush*

ps. LOL at the avatars, what's up with that?
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008 12:00:23 PM »

That is an absolutely brilliant idea and i love it. I've had these really gaudy frames from the dollerstore around for a while, and no place to put my vast growing collection of necklaces... I smell essay writing procrastination coming on.
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008 12:06:08 PM »

I absolutely adore this!! This totally rocks!
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008 12:09:07 PM »

Beautiful!  Smiley

Thank you! *blush*

ps. LOL at the avatars, what's up with that?

Exactly! I see ugly, half-naked men everywhere!  Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008 12:10:23 PM »

Beautiful!  Smiley

Thank you! *blush*

ps. LOL at the avatars, what's up with that?

Exactly! I see ugly, half-naked men everywhere!  Shocked

Mouse over the avatar and you'll see....
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008 12:13:30 PM »


Mouse over the avatar and you'll see....

Ah!!  I feel silly for not gettin' that one. Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2008 12:16:57 PM »

Adorable!
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2008 12:18:26 PM »

This is so neat! I really love it.
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2008 12:35:46 PM »

That is soooo wonderful!!! Thank you so much for the tute too!! I have a serious need for such a wonderful organizational tool!!!
Beautiful!!
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2008 12:58:21 PM »

Very clever idea, and it is a great looking wall decoration. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2008 01:13:58 PM »

This is beautiful!  I know a lot of rooms are going to have some new necklace holders in the coming months, including mine!  Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2008 01:33:04 PM »

That is really nice! I love it. I want one for bracelets! I wonder if larger paper stars would work too. Grin
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2008 01:57:35 PM »

I'm so in love with this .  Kiss

Very very cool...might have to make one myself.

Hey whats with the diss on ugly half nekkid men....what you don't think "The Hoff" in his speedo hairy glory ain't hot Shocked
I disagree...makes me randy meee-oow! lol
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2008 03:57:59 PM »

Genius plan!
Genius execution!
Terrific tute!
Thank you!
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2008 04:06:16 PM »

Love your idea. The cranes are done really well, too. I'm glad you coated them, they could be torn from the necklaces pulling on them accidentally. Great Idea!
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2008 05:41:04 PM »

that is gorgeous! the crane makes it super special and new. Lovely, absolutely lovely.
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« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2008 07:25:18 PM »

This is totally awesome!
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« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2008 08:34:09 PM »

i think it also serves as a piece of art. it could do really well with or without the jewelry.
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« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2008 05:30:51 AM »

Gorgeous!!  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2008 07:34:48 AM »

Nice!  The cranes are so cool.

How did you even think of that?
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« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2008 09:24:48 AM »

wow! i totally love it!  great job~
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« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2008 12:10:29 PM »

I just bookmarked your entry becasue I have been meaning to make something similar and keep forgetting! However I had not figured out what to use to hang stuff on so meat skewers are genius! Maybe I can find some at my dollar store!
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« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2008 01:57:20 PM »

That's super nice! I need a necklace organizer myself Tongue They're all tangled up in my jewelry box ick!
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« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2008 02:12:46 PM »

This rocks! Very cool.
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« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2008 05:07:49 PM »

Nice!  The cranes are so cool.

How did you even think of that?

I have no idea.  I recently watched the final cut of Bladerunner, I guess origami was on the brain Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2008 06:58:49 PM »

This is so awesome, i went to the thrift store today and bought a frame (for a dollar!!) to do something similar

you inspired to me to finally organize my jewelry instead of throwing it in a box to get all tangled up

Great Job!!!
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« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2008 07:09:26 PM »

This is absolutely beautiful. I am going to have to make one for myself!!
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« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2008 07:30:18 PM »

Oh... I am sooooo doing this!!!  It might not be *quite* as nice as yours, but I can make cranes!  This is just gorgeous!!!!!   Love it love it love it!
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« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2008 02:02:36 PM »

This is really nice and whimsical. 
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« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2008 07:33:52 PM »

Beautiful!  I agree, would be great even without the jewelry!
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« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2008 10:35:10 PM »

I LOVE this!  So clever.
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« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2008 05:39:20 PM »

sooo neat! i love it!
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« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2009 04:05:37 PM »

I've seen lots of different necklace holders but the little details you put on yours makes it stand out from the rest. The little cranes are fabulous.
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